God is our Father, Jesus is our Lord and Savior, Holy Spirit our Guidance, Counsellor and everlasting Companion!  The WORD of God is the best shortcut for your life, love to learn it and learn to love it - Hebrews 4:12. Your life is not an accident but a project of grace, get it right on time because failure is a disaster to your destiny.  To be awake or asleep has a way of blessing people or impoverishing them; discerning the time to be awake or asleep is a mystery you have to unravel before you can succeed in life - Proverbs 19:15; 24:30-34. WORRY-if not well handled, is an assassing of tomorrow and a destroyer of today - Matthew 6:25-34.
Count Down To Eternity:

EXTRA TIME OF ETERNITY?!

* Are you saved? * Are you preparing for that GREAT day? * Where currently are you located in HIS plan for the World? * What are you doing with your life?
* How far have you gone? * How well have you done? Consider these seriously, the time of grace is tickling away by second!

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Read This Year's Previous Month Messages Below
Month: May 2013
Topic: Who gets there first? Part 2
Bible Text: "Therefore we also, since we surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which easily ensnare us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us" Hebrews 12:1
Message: Last month, we taught about a popular and wrong belief that the kingdom race is competitive. And that it is not the matter of who gets there first. It is a race that mandates it for every child of God to run with patience and endurance because it is marathon race. Lastly we touched the fact that there are some things the bible told us to take the cognizance of, before we can complete this race without stress. The first thing we mentioned was SELF-AWARENESS, which means that when you know who you are, then you would know what you are permitted or not permitted to do, where you are permitted to go or not, what you are permitted to do or not and so on. The second thing we need to know is that we have been called upon to make "CONSCIOUS EFFORTS": "...let us lay aside every weight and the sin which easily ensnare us..." Hebrews 12:1 CONSCIOUS EFFORTS: The above sentence is calling on us to make conscious efforts in laying aside every weight and sin which easily ensnare us. This is calling for our seriousness and determinations in putting a stop to everything both seemingly and unseemingly sins that can deprive us of the divine assistance that we need to complete the race set before us. It is calling for our actions, a rugged determination and purposeful steps in the right directions to get rid of both our internal and external enemies of progress and indulgences! Before we scrutinize what the weights and sins are, I want us to know something which is a subtle truth about every man and woman born of flesh and blood. Inspite of our spiritual birth from the above, each of us still has one or more defects to fight with until it comes to a halt in our lives. Deal with these before they deal with you! No matter the level of your spirituality, you will always have one thing or the other to contend with. Before you crucify me, let's use the lives of Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, Paul and also consider just a single statement from the ACME of perfection Himself - Our Lord Jesus Christ. Abraham was said to be a friend of God and he was also commended by God Himself. The level of his walk with God marvelled me but in all, he made a blunder which we all know but nobody is talking about it even though it was the results of the struggles between the Israelites and rest of the Middle easterners up till today! Impatience, trying to help God out and coniving with Sarah his wife upon all the promises of God and his personal findings about God as being a faithful God yet he went ahead, took Haggai and had a child, Ismael by her. You actually know that God rejected Ismael outrightly. Do you as a person feels they did the right thing? Of course not! The outcome was and is grievous for Abraham's subsequent generations. Know that everything we allowed or refused to allow today has eternal consequences upon us and our incoming generations? Know that, that particular sin you allow or refuse to disallow in your life, the one that is having an easy ride over you and your emotions may put you in eternal regrets just like it did happen to Prophet and General Overseer Moses of Israel as "ANGER" will just easily come and mess him up. It was quite unfortunate but lack of conscious efforts to deal with it made him lost the prospect of entering the promised land. David on the another hand, the man after God's heart, the great man of worship, faith and unequaled bravery fell for the sin of adultery caused by the comfort of Zion. God outrightly rejected his offer to build the house of God because his hands were full of blood of the innocent. What about you? I don't have a problem with the fact that you are nurturing a particular sin or weight in your life but what conscious efforts are you making to put a stop to this dangerous trends? The Bible says we have not strived to the point of shedding our blood to make sure that sin did not disqualify us from the kingdom race set before us and thereby denie us of heavenly rest! "Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin" Hebrews 12:4 Therefore I say "let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any ,man fall after the same example of unbelief" Hebrews 4:11 Even Jesus, "Who in the days if his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him (God) that was able to save him from death and was heard in that he feared. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him" Hebrews 5:7-9. If Jesus could do that, what about you - flesh and blood, where do you stand? ...continues next month if the Lord tarries. Shalom.
 
Prayer Points:
1. Father, thank you that I am your child and how far you have been helping me to run the race set before me.
2. No doubt there are distractions, weight and sins that want to pull me down or cast me out of the race but LORD, I need your grace to continue running the race accordingly and not to be disqualified.
3. Anything that easily ensnares me so as not to run the race; LORD Jesus, deliver me from it today. Psalm 91:3
4. Lord, let me finish well, so as to receive the crown of life.
5. I refuse to be a casuality in this race in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
6. Even though I may have missed it in certain areas of this race, Lord Jesus, please restore and strenghten me to continue, show me your mercy, Oh Lord!
7. All that I need (perseverance, endurance, dilligence, self-control and patience) to run this race successfully, grant unto me Lord in Jesus name, amen.
8. Lord Jesus, I receive the increasing unctions daily to run and finish strong because I cannot afford to fail you o, Lord!
9. Lord, this is not a competition race, help me not to be competitive but give me the grace to examine or assess myself regularly in Jesus name, amen.
10. Thank you Father because you always hear whenever I call, hold me till the end in Jesus name, amen.

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